Dr. Mac’s Awards

Critically Acclaimed Children’s Music

Dr. Mac’s Music Has Won:

Mom’s Choice Award
Teacher’s Choice Award
iParenting Media Award
Academics’ Choice Award
Dr. Toy 100 Best Children’s Products Award
The National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval
Endorsed by Coalition for Quality Children’s Media
Seal of Excellence Award from Creative Child Magazine
First Prize, Children’s Category, for “The Magic Word”
USA Songwriting Competition

“We received Dr. Mac’s music as a gift for our son who has every CD made for his age group on the market. Without a doubt, this is his favorite! The lyrics in these songs stand out in a way that’s obvious, as they talk directly to kids about behavior, communication, and other issues or problems that they are experiencing every day. In a joyful and magical way these kids songs invite kids to participate in their own solutions.”

–Michael McDonald, singer/songwriter

“I listened to your songs with my grandchildren, and we loved them…”

–Daniel Goleman, Ph.D. author, Emotional Intelligence

“The music on this lively disk is so inviting and upbeat, kids may not notice its teaching them a thing or two about sharing and kindness as they bop to the beats.”

–Parenting Magazine

“I highly recommend this creative and entertaining way to give children life-long tools for getting along. Fabulous full-production music for the souls of children and families.”

–Jack Canfield, Co-Author, Chicken Soup for the Soul ®

“Thank you for the wonderful kids songs. My son loves it and so do I. You have tremendous talent and I wish you continued success!”

–Kathy Ireland, Actress

“.…a wonderful, beautifully produced project. We’re impressed with the excellent kid singers, arrangements, songs and production. You’ve done that VERY challenging thing of giving positive messages in a non-preachy way and we know that’s no easy job.”

–Cathy Fink, 2003 & 2004 Children’s Music Grammy winner

“A must-have for elementary school guidance counselors.”

–School Library Journal

“This one wins our approval, hands down! We loved doing this review. Dr. Mac has a wonderful way of communicating through kids songs and has a voice that is so easy to listen to, combined with music that is upbeat, inspiring, and very catchy.”

–Education Clearinghouse Product Review

“I’m writing to let you know how wonderful your music is. I’ve circulated it through the primary grades and everyone loves it! It’s their favorite c.d. right now! We have used “Together” as our ending of the day song in our classroom. What a beautiful way to let each child know they are special. Your love for children weaves in and out of each kids song and touches us all in a different way. Thanks for teaching us another way to look at our lives.”

–Becky Rogers, First-grade teacher

“Dr. Mac’s voice is like Paul McCartney- sweet and melodic. We loved him in concert!”

–Karen Powell

“Dr. Mac’s humorous, musical approach to kids’ everyday interests, fears and challenges make him a welcome addition to any family music collection.”

–Pamela Benjamin, reviewer

“I highly recommend these kids songs … not only for parents to use with their children but for psychotherapists as well. I found that children responded enthusiastically to the songs, and we were able to talk about deeper feelings in ways that had not been possible previously. He is an incredible performer and the songs grew in dimension for me through his personable, delightful presentation.”

–Violet Oaklander, Ph.D., Author, Windows To Our Children

“Thank you for your songs. I listened to all of them and thought they were exceptionally well done. Two of the songs would be quite appropriate for some of my workshops, and I will use them with your kind permission.”

–Albert Ellis, Ph.D., Founder, Rational-Emotive Therapy

“Ever since the concert, my kids have been literally glued to the CD player. We listen to nothing but Dr. Mac.”

Sally Kelly

“I can’t believe it! My kids are so in love with your songs that they have fits if we drive off to school without it. Your songs are so great, and it’s really the first kids’ songs that my husband likes too. Please keep it coming!”

–Katie DeLong, mother of girls 7 and 10

“Carter, my three and a half year old, loves the music so much she has to have the player right by her bed for first thing in the morning!”

–Cary Vinton

“I am writing to tell you what a tremendous response I have had to your music. I have used it as background music in my Children’s Ballet Classes. The dinosaur song is a real hit with the 3-5 year olds, and “Bad Thoughts” and several others have got the 6-8 year old group thinking and reciting back the lyrics. I am so pleased to have kids songs that are fun and have an educational message. You have a very special gift!”

–Valerie Roxburgh, teacher

“Overall, we have really been enjoying Happy Kids Songs, and our kids are learning a lot in a way that they love. They sing, dance, and learn important life lessons at the same time!”

Emily@ Pea of Sweetness

“Thus, the songs offer an opportunity for little learners to commit positive character messages to memory through the power of song.”

–Training Happy Hearts blogger

“It wasn’t just happy tunes to listen to in the car. It taught them lessons that they can live with and use in life.”

–Nikki Rosenzweig Hinkle

“The happy, cheerful music that is full of quality sounds is paired with lyrics that strengthen character without talking down to the girls. Happy Kids Songs makes for a happy mama, too!”


“It was a painless and fun way to introduce different concepts of good manners and character to my kids. We loved these songs and the messages they conveyed!”

–Lextinacademy blogspot

“I was very pleased with the sound clarity and the rhythm of the songs! I must admit, that while my kids love music, thanks to our CC education it has to be GOOD music to hold their attention, and these songs did just that!”

–Aurie Good

“Happy Kids Songs makes teaching character, social and emotional skills easy through the use of catchy (mom-approved!) songs.”


“I’d recommend Happy Kids Songs to parents or educators who are looking for fun new ways to gently teach kids about manners, respect, differences, and other important attributes.”

Crystals Tiny Treasures

“I love your songs so much that I drop the kids off at school and turn it on full blast and sing and sing and sing…”

–Lynn Kelly

“Katherine told people that she got to sing “Give It Back” in front of a gazillion badillion people. We loved the Dr. Mac concert!”

–Susan Schmedes

“My kids LOVE Happy Kids Songs. Even my 10-year-old thinks it is cool. I look forward to sharing your fun songs with my readers.”

–Jill Craft, Mommy Blogger